The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, May 27, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Trash To Treasures

Trash To Treasures

Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend
8 am - 3pm
May 27, 2017
What will you find? Booths filled with goodies. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Join us for our Annual Street Fair with antiques, collectibles, jewelry, garden stuff, and lots of wonderful junk! This fun event has venders selling old and new treasures up and down Eureka Street and in the Eureka Street Parking lot. You will never know what you may find at the unusual market.
Want to sell your stuff at our event? Booth spaces Click here for an application
(209) 267-5505


05/27/2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Soft Ball Tournament

Soft Ball Tournament

May 26th and 27th,2017
Friday and Saturday


Co-ed Softball Tournament to benefit the Argonaut High Softball Program. This tournament is bringing back the old popular Wells Fargo Memorial Day Weekend Tournament from the 80's and 90's

Games start Friday evening under the lights at John Aime Field, Detert Park.

$200/team. Double elimination toureny. 3 games guaranteed for every team.

Fun prizes given away throughout the tourney for random reasons.

Sponsored by Amador Recreation Agency

Detert Park
Highway 49/88
Jakcson, CA
John Williams at 209-223-6349 or
Amador Recreation Agency
10877 Conductor Blvd, Ste 100
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
05/27/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Chaw'se Day

Chaw'se Day

Saturday & Sunday
of Memorial Day Weekend
9:30AM - 4:00PM

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites you to attend the 4th annual Chaw’se Day. A weekend long celebration welcoming Spring with Native American games, cuisine, dancing, crafts and much more! Admission is free and open to the public.

“This is a great opportunity for Californians near and far to learn about Native American history and simultaneously enjoy a variety of unique food, music, and activities,” said Adam Dalton, Tribal Chairman of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians.

Created in 1968, Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park (IGR) is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 12 miles east of Jackson, CA. The native name for the site is "Chaw’se", the Miwok word for "grinding rock". The areas ample supply of acorns and other seeds were ground upon the grinding rock  to produce meal, slowly forming the cup-shaped depressions in the stone, which can still be seen today. Miwok village complete with a ceremonial roundhouse  is registered as a California Historical Landmark and is one of the only known occurrence of mortars intentionally decorated with petroglyphs.

For additional event information and for Native American craft and vendor registration, please contact Natasha Ballew at or (209) 223-8102.


For the Northern Sierra Miwok who settled in this area centuries ago, the Roundhouse (or Hun’ge) was the true center of ceremonial and social life. In 2013 the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, along with neighboring Miwok tribes, began the once-in-a-generation rebuilding the Ceremonial Roundhouse (or Hun’ge) at Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. The sacred process and traditions of deconstruction and rebuilding utilized traditional materials and construction techniques, and was completed in September of 2015.  Every element of the Hun’ges architecture contains spiritual significance, and the Roundhouse continues to be used by today’s local tribes for private ceremonies.
Chaw'se Days is one of two annual events when the public is allowed access to the Roundhouse; the other is Big Time, which takes place the 4th weekend of September.  Please observe the following guidelines:
  • Enter in between dances.
  • Do not leave until after a dance is completed.
  • No photographs in the Roundhouse.
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of Native Americans.

The event is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and admission is free.
Park Fee: $8.00 per vehicle day use.  Senior Discount $1.00 off day use.
14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road
Pine Grove Ca 95665                                     
(209) 296-7488
Located in the Sierra foothills town of Jackson, CA, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is owned by the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe. A sovereign government, the Rancheria is dedicated to developing projects that not only enhance the tribe’s ability to remain self-reliant, but also reflect a commitment to be a good neighbor.
05/27/2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Knight Foundry Open House

Knight Foundry Open House

Sunday, May 27, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm


Free open house at the historic Knight Foundry.

The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. Established in 1873 by Samuel Knight, this extraordinary facility includes the unique historic equipment and machinery, still in place in its original context, just as it was during its gold rush-era heyday.

Knight Foundry never significantly modernized; the original machinery is still powered by patented Knight Water Motors via a system of line shafts and belt drives. In addition to a full complement of tools and machinery, no other site preserves an unbroken line of nearly extinct foundry skills down to the present. These skills associated with the foundry craft are another unique element of the site’s historic fabric.Samuel N. Knight (1838-1913) and the other skilled artisans who worked there were a major, albeit unsung, source of technological invention, innovation and engineering for early California industry.

Knight Foundry is nationally recognized as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark and a California Registered Historical Landmark. The Foundry is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s eleven most endangered historic places.  

Knight Foundry Alliance
81 Eureka St.
PO Box 1392
Sutter Creek, California 95685



05/27/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday
March thru October

 During the Kennedy Gold Mine surface tour, visitors see the mine office building where gold flakes were melted into large bricks to ship by Wells Fargo stage to San Francisco. This is also where ore samples were processed to see if a particular underground area was worthy of further investigation. See the stamp and gold recovery mill, tailing wheels, a steam boiler and the huge steel head frame whose pulleys guided the miners into the bowels of the earth. You will also see the building [now a museum] where the men changed into their mining garb before dropping nearly a mile underground to work. View a historic video of the men working circa 1914, and much more. Visit the Kennedy Gold Mine and gain new insight into the complications and hardships of the miner's way of life.

FREE Admission. Guided tours are: $10.00 for ages 13 to adult, $6.00 for youngsters 6 through 12, and free to those under 6.

Group Guided tours are available, by reservation, all year. Guided Tours are recommended for an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds [about 1.5 hours]. You may, if you wish, purchase a self-guided tour book in our gift shop and wander on your own. Some prefer to bring a picnic lunch and just soak in the ambiance of this historic spot.

Teachers and Educators, we have a special group guided tour designed for your students.

To book tours,

Kennedy Gold Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, California 
(209) 223-9542

The Kennedy Mine Foundation is a non-profit California Public Benefit Corporation operating under the 501(c)3 regulations.

05/27/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Motorcar Rail Ride

Motorcar Rail Ride

Saturday, May 27, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm
The Amador Central Railroad will be offering rides on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.  If you can't make it on 5/27/17, please note the other opportunities in the details below.
Second Saturdays (REGULAR SCHEDULE)
March through November
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Motorcar Rail Rides take you along the historic Amador Central Railroad, a six-mile round trip which takes about an hour.
Ride on a motorcar from Ione to Sunny Brook and back through the beautiful Amador County hills.
First ride leaves at 10:00 am and last ride leaves at 2:30 pm.

First come first served, no advance tickets will be sold. 

Motorcar rides are $10.00 round trip. NO open toed shoes or sandals, and riders must be a minimum of 5 years old. 

If you are a motorcar operator\owner and are NARCOA licensed and insured and would like to participate in giving rides, contact name is below.

Rail crossing at Highway 104, between Highway 88 and Ione. (Look for the signs.)
Ione, CA  95640

Tom Correa

05/27/2017 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Preston Castle Historical Tours

Preston Castle Historical Tours

Historical Tours
Most Saturdays, April 1 through Aug.19, 2nd
Tuesdays in June, July, August
10am to 1pm

The majestic Preston Castle will be open for guided historical tours. You will be guided by a trained docent through the first floor, second floor and basement and learn about the history of the Preston School of Industry. No reservations are necessary. The first tour goes out at 10:00 AM and depending on demand tours depart every 15-30 minutes.

The strikingly beautiful Romanesque style Preston Castle, on a hill in Ione, was actually the administration building for the Preston School of Industry, the first major attempt in California at rehabilitating, instead of just imprisoning, young offenders.  Opened in 1894, the Preston School of Industry became a leader in the juvenile prison reform movement by giving convicted boys a real chance at life by educating them not only in academics, but in all of the useful trades of the time.  Closed in 1960, when the Preston Youth Authority moved into a new administration building down the hill, the Preston Castle was left to deteriorate due to weather, vandalism, and general neglect.  It now serves as a vacant, but vitally important landmark for Ione, Amador County, and the Mother lode.  It is a California State Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

We also offer self-guided tours on May 13th and the June 13th, July 11, and August 8 and December 9. These allow you to go through the Castle at your own pace, with information provided by posted descriptions.  Docents will be available along the way to answer questions. 

Also available is a Virtual Tour for our mobility restricted guests which will take place on the accessible ground floor (basement) of the Castle.

Plan a visit to Ione and enjoy a tour of the Castle, including a visit to the Farm Museum. 

Guided tours - Adis$15, 12 and under $12
Self-Guided and Virtual tours - $10, 12 and under $5
All tours for under 5 years, free
Preston Castle
900 Palm Dr. (end of)
Ione, CA  95640
35 miles southeast of Sacramento, CA off HWY 104 in Ione













05/27/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Celebrate Memorial Day at Deaver Winery

Celebrate Memorial Day at Deaver Winery

Saturday, Sunday, Monday
5/27, 28, 29, 2017
Deaver Vineyard’s annual Memorial celebration with wine, live music and BBQ. A great day to spend with friends and family.

Wear red, white and blue to salute those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Reservations start May1st
Deaver Vineyards
12455 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA
(209) 245-4099
05/27/2017 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
Memorial Weekend Lawn Games

Memorial Weekend Lawn Games

Saturday & Sunday
Memorial Day Weekend
11am - 4pm
May 27th & 28th 2017
Join Double D and the gang for Bocce, cornhole, and other lawn games for the long weekend.
Bring a picnic with you, and make a day of it!
Don't forget...we also offer Daily Farm to Glass Tours of our estate Sangiovese vineyards and winery at 11:00am 1:00pm and 3:00pm every day. Call 209-245-6556 x2 or email to make a reservation.
Vino Noceto Winery
11011 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA  95669
(209)245-6556, Toll Free: 877-4NOCETO
05/27/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
South Sac Jooks

South Sac Jooks

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Rudy Cunyo, Darius Houshmand and his son Jake play riveting jug band blues that are exciting and infectious. The gypsy guitar of Cunyo is reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club and their energy is top notch. 

The Jooks have become a staple at Feist and the audience loves them.  Feist has become a center for culture with authentic Americana music, farm to fork dinners and award winning wines.


Feist Wine

15 Eureka Street

05/27/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
Call to make your reservations.
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
05/27/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
Pine Street Ramblers on Stage

Pine Street Ramblers on Stage

Saturday 5/27/17


Pine Street Ramblers back by popular demand! 

Hailing from the Sierra Nevada foothills, Pine Street Ramblers are a four piece string band performing bluegrass, country, old-time and good old-fashion roots rock.
Their high energy sound is a refreshing take on the typical modern string-band; their live show is a raucous powerhouse that deftly showcases their songwriting prowess in the context of foot stompin' good times and remarkable collective instrumental chops.

$5 cover, cash only

Sutter Creek Provisions
78 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
(209) 267-8034
05/27/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm